“Stimulated”…QS+ ‘revived’ Anderson, Medina?
“I hope they are stimulated.”
KIA Tigers manager Kim Jong-kook talked about Shawn Anderson, who started the last game (against the Kiwoom Heroes on the 14th) before the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ game at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 15th.
Anderson pitched at least six innings in his last start for the first time in six games. He gave up two runs on five hits and no walks in seven innings, striking out nine and walking none, posting a quality start plus (three earned runs or less in seven starts). The team could take solace in the loss (1-2) as Anderson broke out of his recent slump.메이저사이트
“I think his command is much better now that he’s had an adjustment period,” Kim said. He threw more than 150 kilometers per hour from the beginning of the game, so overall, I think he showed his command and control from the beginning of the season. I hope he can continue to throw more than six innings consistently.”
Can Medina show a reversal of fortune like Anderson? ⓒKIA Tigers
Adonis Medina, who is in a similar situation to Anderson, will start the game. This season, Medina is 2-6 with a 5.64 ERA in 10 games and 52⅔ innings pitched. He hasn’t recorded a quality start (six innings or less) in over a month, not since March 13 against the Jamsil Doosan Bears. Like Anderson, he needs a boost.
“I don’t think Medina has had a quality start since the last time he pitched against Doosan (May 13), so I’m hoping he’ll get some inspiration (from Anderson),” Kim said. I hope Medina can pitch more than six innings.”
KIA made one change in the batting order. Lee Chang-jin will start at first base in place of Ko Jong-wook. Kim Sun-bin, who pinch-hit in the last game, is also back in the lineup.
“I changed the batting order because I felt like we didn’t have a flow from last Sunday,” said Kim. The number one and two hitters have been hitting too well, and we need to give them a little boost from the center.”
KIA’s starting lineup on Day 15
Choi Won-joon (1B)-Ryu Ji-hyeok (3B)-Lee Woo-sung (RHP)-Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter)-Socrates Brito (CF)-Kim Sun-bin (2B)-Lee Chang-jin (LF)-Shin Beom-soo (catcher)-Park Chan-ho (shortstop), starting pitcher Medina